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Advanced API Security: Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE by Prabath Siriwardena

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CHAPTER 12

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OpenID Connect

OpenID Connect was ratified as a standard by its membership on February 26, 2014. OpenID Connect provides a lightweight framework for identity interactions in a RESTful manner. It was developed under the OpenID Foundation and has its roots in OpenID, but it was greatly affected by OAuth 2.0.

Image Note  The announcement by the OpenID Foundation regarding the launch of the OpenID Connect standard is available at: http://openid.net/2014/02/26/the-openid-foundation-launches-the-openid-connect-standard/.

A Brief History of OpenID ...

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